Fifteen years experience in a variety of pre-press digital imaging. Apply artistic creativity and organizational skills to meet stringent deadlines. Consistently demonstrate independence, cooperative leadership and project management skills. Excellent attention to quality and detail. Energetic approach to all tasks and projects.

2002 – 2006 Columbia College Chicago :: Bachelor of Arts


Digital Imaging Specialist / Imaging Consultant :: 11/2010 – Present
On-site and remote retouching, color correction, hollow-man imaging, store signage, billboards, creative compositing, for commercial and pharmaceutical advertising agencies, various publications, e-commerce and photo studios, including: Kamp Grizzly, Pushdot Studio, Jim Golden Studio, Sandbox Studio, Roundhouse Agency, Juice Pharma Worldwide, Nitro, Splashlight Studios, Print International, Timeout New York, Time Out Kids, Modern Luxury Magazines, Ambrosi & Associates
Clients include: Nike, Adidas, NAU, Icebreaker, Dr. Martens, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Red Bull, DKNY, PRADA, Estee Lauder, Kodak, REVLON, Sports Illustrated, Polo- Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, Victoria’s Secret, Calvin Klein, Nikon, more…
Senior Retoucher / Digital Imaging Supervisor :: 9/2011 – 12/2014
Integral team member of Post Production Department, responsible for image quality and project management. Created logical workflow and action sets to optimize efficiency to the benefit of client and coworker. Beta tested newly developed software for internal Digital Asset Management. Quickly adapted to a continually evolving system structure and subsequently trained a team of junior operators on proper usage. Managed immense quantity of imagery for immediate turnaround. Created complex action sets to generate uniform delivery assets per client specifications. Generated SOP (standard operating procedure) documents specific to each client profile, including step-by-step instructions with visual aids, to accompany all action sets. Provided Photoshop technique demonstrations when needed. Interacted with clients and managed expectations both externally and inter-departmentally.
Digital Imaging Specialist :: 4/2008 – 11/2010
Managed all final pre-press digital imaging needs within the company art department. Handled everything from basic clip and clean retouching to creative composite work for weekly and monthly publications, including any annual special feature publications. Trained entry level employee for assistance. Collaborated efforts with a very talented and witty team of artists.
VP, Retouching and Digital Imaging :: 11/2006 – 6/2007
Developed Retouching and Imaging department for Omnicom subsidiary pharmaceutical advertising agency. Provided quality in-house final art services: illustration, design, print production, corporate branding, art direction and creative composite work for print and interactive media. Organized and maintained architecture for internal file management system.
Retoucher :: 7/2006 – 11/2006
Performed premium retouching for a host of respectable international brands. Generated large format imagery for store signage, billboards, bus wraps, and back-lit displays. Gained a multitude of invaluable training and experience in Photoshop technique and internal workflow.
Digital Imaging Specialist :: 1/2003 – 5/2006
Provided retouching for all type of pre-press images including luxury brand fashion, covers, advertisements, and social scenes. Quality output under frugal deadlines for fifteen magazine titles, responsible for last minute assignments, and pre-flight reconciling of all imagery. Conducted interviews for potential new hires.
Digital Imaging Specialist :: 1/2000 – 1/2003
Began my retouching career creating digital shadows and outlines, quickly advanced to color correction, structure changes, composites and manipulation. Promoted from proofing to retoucher within six months, worked with Scene 7 web based image-mapping software, generated electronic standards for frequently used merchandise, created logical and user-friendly file management.
Proofing Coordinator
Operated and maintained Kodak Dye Sub and Approval Equipment, Epson 9000’s, and the computers used to operate and maintain these machines. Delivered proofs to retouchers.

Time Out New York Ozzie Award 2009 :: Best Use of Digital Imagery



I hired Nikki to be on my team for a six week retouching project that was fraught with the usual pressure of timelines and quality expectations. I was specifically looking not only for someone with high end compositing and retouching skills, but also had the ability to manage and interface with the client effectively. This combination is difficult to come by in my experience. Nikki exceeded my expectations in both categories. She was able to handle the daily communication and feedback with the client and also successfully and deliver work in a timely fashion. I would highly recommend Nikki who would be an asset alone or as a part of any team!


Nikki was an absolute joy to work with- very accommodating, friendly and great work. Our appreciation and respect, go out to her.


Nikki brings years of experience and an exceptional eye for detail to every project she touches. Whether it’s for client projects or her own, an element of craft exists in her work that is hard to come by in today’s digital age.


For several years Nikki was my point person in the Sandbox post production studio and managed the Nau studio photography assets from the intake of the edit to the delivery of the finished files. Nikki is fast, cool under pressure, professional, accommodating, funny and extremely competent—it was pleasure to work with her.